Now Taking Applications for 2016 Parade Participants

Now Taking Applications for 2016 Parade Participants

Our entry form is live! Apply to participate in the 2016 Houston Art Car Parade - deadline is 3/1/16

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2016 Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Dates Announced

2016 Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Dates Announced

The 29th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend will take place April 7-10, 2016 - with the Parade itself rolling on Saturday April 9!

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Winners of the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade

Winners of the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade

This year the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art awarded $15,000 in prize money to artists in various categories. See all the winners.

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Thank you, Houston!

Thank you, Houston!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade, and all of those who came to watch! It was one of the best years on record!

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Houston's largest FREE public event needs lots of fuel!

Houston's largest FREE public event needs lots of fuel!

As Houston’s largest free public art event, the parade and all Art Car Weekend events would not be possible without generous help from corporate sponsors, foundation grants, in-kind donations and ...

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The Houston Art Car Weekend is fantastic, fun, and the Parade is FREE!

The Houston Art Car Weekend is fantastic, fun, and the Parade is FREE!

It is the Largest Art Car Parade in the world! Art Car Weekend is the Orange Show's biggest outreach program, a vehicle for the message that art is an integral ...

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The Legendary Art Car Ball

April 8, 2016, 6 p.m.

presented by   MUSIC • COSTUMES • DANCING • DRINKS • FOOD • PERFORMANCE ART • ART CARS   "For the uninitiated, Art Car weekend, and specifically the Art Car ... read more

VIPit Experience at the Houston Art Car Parade

April 9, 2016, noon

  To purchase tickets via credit card, select your ticket type on the right To purchase tickets via check, please ... read more
Silver Shark Art Car

history of the art car parade

The Art Car Parade is the highlight of a three-day celebration of the drive to create: Art Car Weekend. But it all began with a donated 1967 Ford staton wagon and $800 worth of paint and plastic fruit. And now, 26 years later, it attracts 250+ vehicles (and other entries) from 23 states, Canada, and Mexico. Learn more about how it all began...read more

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art cars through the years

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